Danah Boyd wrote a draft of an interesting paper:
Broken Metaphors: Blogging as Liminal Practice
It is a very nice paper about sociology/psychology of blogging. I would add: Go read Henry Copeland's blog (http://weblog.blogads.com/)? He writes a lot about various aspects of blogging and links to everything anyone writes about it.
What do you all think about various blogs, personal diaries and journals, blogs that do not allow comments? Group blogs? Blog Alliances? Forums?
Most people first typed a word online on campaign blogs during Democratic primaries. They have a very different idea what blogging is: much more communal and less personal.